MassMutual Retirement Services Appoints New Managing Director

Kirk Buchanan Serving Northern Texas and Oklahoma

Apr 24, 2013, 13:00 ET from MassMutual Retirement Services

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MassMutual's Retirement Services Division is pleased to announce the appointment of Kirk Buchanan to managing director of institutional sales, effective April 8. Mr. Buchanan brings nearly 15 years of service as regional sales director for The Hartford's Retirement Plans Group (RPG) to his new role with MassMutual.

Mr. Buchanan serves on the dedicated local sales team covering Northern Texas and Oklahoma. Partnering with MassMutual sales directors Jeff Revell and Travis Cox, Mr. Buchanan is responsible for business development and sales support of MassMutual's third-party and dedicated distribution channels focusing on mid-market retirement plans. He is based in Dallas, Texas, and reports to Tanya Jones, western divisional sales manager with MassMutual's Retirement Services Division.

Mr. Buchanan holds his Bachelor of Science in Business and Professional Development from Amberton University. In addition, he holds a Certificate in Pension Law and Administration from The Philadelphia Institute and a Certified Retirement Counselor (CRC) designation from the International Foundation for Retirement Education in McLean, Virginia. He currently serves on the Board of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter of the ASPPA Benefits Council and is also a noted author and publisher of nine books.

"We are pleased to welcome Kirk to his new role as managing director of institutional sales," says Scott Buffington, vice president and national sales manager with MassMutual's Retirement Services Division. "Kirk's passion for helping businesses and their employees improve their retirement plans is undeniable. With more than 25 years of experience in the retirement plans industry, Kirk brings a deep level of knowledge to the role from which advisors and third-party administrators will immediately benefit," adds Buffington.

For more information about MassMutual's Retirement Services Division, please contact your retirement plan advisor or call MassMutual at 1-866-444-2601.

About MassMutual
Founded in 1851, MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policyholders. The company has a long history of financial strength and strong performance, and although dividends are not guaranteed, MassMutual has paid dividends to eligible participating policyholders consistently since the 1860s. With whole life insurance as its foundation, MassMutual provides products to help meet the financial needs of clients, such as life insurance, disability income insurance, long term care insurance, retirement/401(k) plan services, and annuities. In addition, the company's strong and growing network of financial professionals helps clients make good financial decisions for the long term.

MassMutual Financial Group is a marketing name for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its affiliated companies and sales representatives. MassMutual is headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts and its major affiliates include: Babson Capital Management LLC; Baring Asset Management Limited; Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC; The First Mercantile Trust Company; MassMutual International LLC; MML Investors Services, LLC, Member FINRA and SIPC; OppenheimerFunds, Inc.; and The MassMutual Trust Company, FSB.

MassMutual's Retirement Services Division has been serving retirement plans for more than 65 years. It offers a full range of products and services for corporate, union, nonprofit and governmental employers' defined benefit, defined contribution and nonqualified deferred compensation plans. It serves approximately 3 million participants.

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